By George Slaughter
Voters in the Katy Independent School District Tuesday elected Greg Schulte and Leah Wilson, and reelected Ashley Vann, to the Board of Trustees.
Schulte, an engineer and project manager, defeated incumbent Bill Lacy for the Position 5 seat. Schulte received 63,125 votes, or 58.2 percent. Lacy received 45.428 votes, or 41.9 percent.
This was Schulte’s first bid for public office. Lacy was elected to the board in 2017.
Wilson, a U.S. Air Force veteran, defeated Michael Dillard, a human resources executive, for the Position 4 seat. The incumbent, Courtney Doyle, declined to seek reelection.
Wilson received 61,798 votes, or 56.8 percent, to Dillard’s 46,942 votes, or 43.2 percent.
Wilson succeeds Courtney Doyle, who declined to seek reelection.
In a statement, Wilson thanked her family and friends for their support.
“These past nine months have been so very rewarding,” Wilson said. “I have been able to meet, learn from, and discuss issues with so many amazing people in our district. I could not have come this far without my amazing family, friends, and supporters. To each of them, ‘thank you’ does not convey enough, my heart is full with all the messages and calls. I want to thank every person who took time and voted in this election. I look forward to serving all the amazing students and teachers of this great district.”
The final election results will be canvassed at a special board meeting set for 5 p.m. November 17. Wilson, Schulte, and Vann will take their oaths of office the next day, at a regular board meeting.